Day Center

Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center
Working together to help those in need move forward

133 7th Street, Eureka, CA

In partnership with Catholic Charities Diocese of Santa RosaCatholicCharities

– Our Mission –

To honor all of humanity by providing direct responses to immediate needs and helping the destitute achieve the dignity needed to return to society as contributing members.

– Hours –
8:00am – 3:00pm, Monday through Friday

– Available Resources –

  • Phone and Mail Service – Access to make outgoing calls, receive phone messages, and use of the Day Center as a mailing address.
  • Learning Center – Consists of 9 computers available for job and housing research.
  • Open Door Mobile Health Services – General medical care for all ages. Services include family planning, care for chronic medical conditions, mental/behavioral support, lab services, substance abuse treatment, and health education. Scheduled to be on-site at the Day Center the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday of every month.
  • GED/Unit Recovery for a High School Diploma – Every Friday from 12p-3p and Academic Teacher from Eureka City Schools is available to provide educational support.
  • Drop-In Child Care – Available daily from 12p-2p while parent is on-site.

Employment Services

  • Coach to Career – An employment readiness program that covers job referrals, resume assistance, interview techniques, and job search support.
  • Hire Attire Clothing Closet – Available to clients who have job interviews or need professional clothing.
  • Job Search Assistance and Resume Preparation – Staff area available daily to help create job search materials and attain right to work documents.

Family Services

  • BRIDGES After School Program – FREE After School program for children in kindergarten – 5th Open Monday thru Friday until 5:30p. This program is for families experiencing homelessness, are unstably housed and children in foster care. It offers:
    • Homework help
    • 1-on-1 tutoring
    • Field trips
    • Snacks
    • Art Activities
    • Educational experiences
    • Dinner
    • Gardening opportunities
  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) – For primary caregivers of children aged 18 months to 12 years old. Following the Triple P model, the practitioner aids caregivers in addressing problematic behaviors in children. The program is generally a total of four sessions, conducted in 1-on-1 format by appointment only.
  • Pregnant and Parenting Teens – Provides pregnant and parenting teens access to all Day Center services. Child care is available while parent is engaged in on-site services.
  • Family Literacy Group – Children and adults are given the opportunity to explore books and story-telling together in a supportive environment which caters to all reading levels.

Transitional Residence Program – A one year transitional residential program, with potential for time extension, for up to five homeless individuals. It is designed for those who are homeless and working toward regaining self-sufficiency. Program participants will be supported by a Case Manager as they work toward independence in all aspects of life including:

  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Money management – Participants are expected to follow a budget and monthly savings plan
  • Education
  • Health
  • Communication skills


– Our Philosophy of Care –

Our philosophy of care is a strengths based approach to homeless client care. We focus on individualized care and help to bridge the gap between where the client is and where they need to be to regain self-sufficiency. We rely on 3 core beliefs for all of our homeless care:

1. Every person deserves the opportunity to change their life
2. Every person has a unique path
3. Every person should be treated with dignity, compassion and respect